France Education Northwest, founded in 2008, is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The organization was started by leading members of Seattle’s French-American community, including many members of the French American Chamber of Commerce, to focus on education and promotion of French culture.

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  • French Internship Program
  • Education Programs
    • A l’Ecole – The Suitcase Project
    • French Cuisine & Gastronomy Education
  • French Culture – Festivals Open to the Public


The French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest will host the 24th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival at the prestigious Columbia Tower Club on Friday, November 18, 2016.

This is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the United States, drawing close to 500 attendees each year to enjoy the closing of the harvest season and the opening of the holiday season, in a unique, French-themed ambiance. Learn more about Beaujolais Nouveau here.

Seattle Opera – Experience Opera Program 2016-2017 Season

France Education Northwest (FEN) is happy to partner again with the Seattle Opera for the 2016-2017 season and offer to FACCPNW and FEN members the Experience Opera program.

Witness the final stages of preparation before an opera hits the main stage! Experience a full-length opera with a unique perspective of behind-the-scenes rehearsing.

For more information on the Experience Opera program, look at our Seattle Opera page.


SEATTLE’S FRENCH FEST – An Annual Celebration Each Spring

FEN organizes the West Coast’s largest Francophone-themed festival each spring as part of the prestigious FESTÁL Cultural Event series. The March 20, 2016 event drew 6,000 visitors to the Seattle Center Armory. The event draws its inspiration from the worldwide “Day of Francophonie,” organized in over 100 countries to celebrate the diversity of Francophone cultures and traditions.

Click here to visit the event pages from the 2016 event and mark your calendar for the 2017 event, which will be held on March 19, 2017. Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the event? Email



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